Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Jason A. Long

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    My 15 yo brain is saying "ass/butt being divided infinity"...

  • jonathan.crawford

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    Jason A. Long wrote:

    My 15 yo brain is saying "ass/butt being divided infinity"...

    "semper in excretia, solum profundum variat"?

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  • Ed Wagner

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    Jason A. Long wrote:

    My 15 yo brain is saying "ass/butt being divided infinity"...

    Jason, you're closer than you think.

  • Ed Wagner

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    jonathan.crawford wrote:

    Jason A. Long wrote:

    My 15 yo brain is saying "ass/butt being divided infinity"...

    "semper in excretia, solum profundum variat"?

    No, but I love it! 😀

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

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    Jason A. Long wrote:

    My 15 yo brain is saying "ass/butt being divided infinity"...

    Like Ed said, you're closer than you think...

    Rather than continuing to torture with trivia... the answer is...

    "My ass is on the line forever". 😀

     

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
    "Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!"

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  • Jason A. Long

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    Points: 23712

    Jeff Moden wrote:

    Jason A. Long wrote:

    My 15 yo brain is saying "ass/butt being divided infinity"...

    Like Ed said, you're closer than you think...

    Rather than continuing to torture with trivia... the answer is...

    "My ass is on the line forever". 😀

    I was thinking, “ass on the line...something”. I just could not get the infinity symbol to fit. I even thought, “my ass is always on the line” but thought it was a stretch.

    The way you phrased it, it makes perfect sense.

  • below86

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    I thought it was either your hair standing on end or on fire and your eyes bugging out from all of the RBAR.

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  • David Burrows

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    Sergiy wrote:

    David Burrows wrote:

    Sergiy wrote:

    Robert Sterbal wrote:

    In nearly 30 years of using excel there are very few situations that don't have a straight forward work around.

    built a report from an SQL database for a big international customer. The actual recipients of the report were their customers. So, the output was requested in the most common format - CSV.

    Almost immediately they started complaining about incorrect account numbers in the report. Tirned out, 18 digit account numbers have been converted to float numbers while importing to Excel.

    Can you suggest a workaround for this issue?

    Apart from moving to Open Office?

    Only way I know is to put apostrophe before the number, it will appear when the file is loaded in excel but at least it will not be converted.

    that was the first thing I did - they were not quite satisfied.

    Apostrophes had to be manually removed after importing, or all sorts of lookups they've been using would not work.

    If you want a real wacky long winded way, create a 2003 XML Worksheet formatted file with .xls extension. They will get the usual excel data differs from extension prompt but least the data will load correctly formatted.

    Far away is close at hand in the images of elsewhere.
    Anon.

  • Phil Parkin

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    I must have explained that issue (opening CSV in Excel rogers the underlying data) more than a thousand times.

    Access solves the problem, but how many accountants use Access?

    If the answer to your question can be found with a brief Google search, please perform the search yourself, rather than expecting one of the SSC members to do it for you.
    See https://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/forum-etiquette-how-to-post-datacode-on-a-forum-to-get-the-best-help/ for details of how to post T-SQL code-related questions.

  • David Burrows

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    Phil Parkin wrote:

    I must have explained that issue (opening CSV in Excel rogers the underlying data) more than a thousand times.

    Access solves the problem, but how many accountants use Access?

    Was that aimed at me ?

    Far away is close at hand in the images of elsewhere.
    Anon.

  • Phil Parkin

    SSC Guru

    Points: 244780

    David Burrows wrote:

    Phil Parkin wrote:

    I must have explained that issue (opening CSV in Excel rogers the underlying data) more than a thousand times.

    Access solves the problem, but how many accountants use Access?

    Was that aimed at me ?

    Your post provoked the rant, but it wasn't 'aimed' at anyone.

    If the answer to your question can be found with a brief Google search, please perform the search yourself, rather than expecting one of the SSC members to do it for you.
    See https://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/forum-etiquette-how-to-post-datacode-on-a-forum-to-get-the-best-help/ for details of how to post T-SQL code-related questions.

  • Greg Edwards-268690

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 20587

    Random frozen pork chop?

    Do launchers require registration and a permit?

    Does Anyone offer a safety class?

    It seems injuries are rather rare. Or is this something the news ignores?

     

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 997308

    Greg Edwards-268690 wrote:

    Random frozen pork chop?

    Do launchers require registration and a permit?

    Does Anyone offer a safety class?

    It seems injuries are rather rare. Or is this something the news ignores?

    The news ignores it.  It's easier to change the long standing names of parts of DNA. 😀

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
    "Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!"

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Grant Fritchey

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    Greg Edwards-268690 wrote:

    Random frozen pork chop?

    Do launchers require registration and a permit?

    Does Anyone offer a safety class?

    It seems injuries are rather rare. Or is this something the news ignores?

    Cannon's are legal in Massachusetts. I'd go with one of those over a launcher.

     

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  • Greg Edwards-268690

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    Amazing!

    Is there a guide for in flight cooking? Frozen, thawed, and properly cooked would be good to know.

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